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Nevada Governor Seeks Trump Meeting On Plutonium, Nuke Dump

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's governor is asking for a face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump to protest federal shipments of weapons-grade plutonium to the state and argue against plans for a national nuclear waste repository.

Gov. Steve Sisolak points in a Wednesday letter to a White House comment this week about being open to discussions.

The Democrat boycotted National Governors Association functions in Washington recently to protest the secret shipment of plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada over the objections of previous Gov. Brian Sandoval.

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A White House spokesman said in an email to The Associated Press Thursday that Sisolak has turned down three previous invitations to the White House but declined comment on his new request.

Sisolak's protests came after the Energy Department disclosed Jan. 30 it secretly trucked the highly radioactive material to the former Nevada Test Site last year.